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WFMZ: Reading Hospital anesthesiologist tests positive for virus

An anesthesiologist at Reading Hospital has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according a letter Tower Health addressed to its employees and medical staff. The individual last worked at...

Planned Parenthood Keystone Opens New Health Center in Reading

Planned Parenthood Keystone opened its new Susie and John Stanley Health Center at Reading. The new center, located at 1920 Kutztown Road in Reading, replaces the previous PPKeystone...

Tower Health Transplant Institute Performs First Kidney Transplant at Reading Hospital

Tower Health Transplant Institute performed its first organ transplant at Reading Hospital on Monday, May 25. The three-and-a-half-hour kidney transplant surgery was performed by surgeons Gary Xiao,...

Penn State Health Begins to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations to Patients

Penn State Health has begun providing initial COVID-19 vaccinations to members of its patient population, one day after the state expanded eligibility under its phase 1A vaccination...

COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit ‘CATE’ Making 2nd Stop in Berks

In August, the PA Health Department in partnership with Latino Connection announced the first-in-the-nation COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit, which will travel the commonwealth providing free COVID-19 testing...

WHYY: Lawsuit: ICE family detention in Pa. is a “tinderbox” due to COVID-19

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court on behalf of 56 immigrant families held in detention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas, alleging they are “recklessly exposing”...

Penn State Health Expanding COVID-19 Testing in Downtown Reading

Penn State Health St. Joseph will expand COVID-19 testing to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4pm beginning December 7, 2020, at its Downtown Reading Campus at 145...

PA Health Secretary: Face Masks Mandatory when Leaving Home

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced...

PA Health Opening Free COVID-19 Testing Clinic in Wyomissing

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is planning to host a free regional COVID-19 testing clinic in Wyomissing from February 13-17, 2021, County officials announced Tuesday afternoon. The clinic...

United Way and FamilyWize Partnership Helps Keep Berks Countians Healthier

Local residents have saved $3 million on prescription medications through a partnership with FamilyWize, the United Way of Berks County recently announced. FamilyWize is a national organization focused...
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